On her Instagram page, Egyptian actress Eman El-Assi posted a short video in which she talks about her recent experience with coronavirus.
In the video posted yesterday, the actress explains that she felt sick shortly before Eid and confirmed that she was infected with COVID-19 through tests done in an institution affiliated with the Ministry of Health.
Upon receiving the results, she decided to inform everyone with whom she had come in contact in the previous days and proceeded with self-isolation.
She reveals that while the sickness was not easy to deal with, the most difficult part was being completely disconnected from her family and her daughter, who is too young to understand the necessity of the procedures.
The tests conducted on 29 May came up negative, yet El-Assi continued with another 10 days of isolation.
In the video, she stressed that the psychological aspect was among the most difficult parts of the illness and recovery process.
El-Assi added that she is ready to donate plasma for the treatment of coronavirus patients and encouraged all those who have recovered to do the same. She also thanked everyone who helped her get through those difficult days.
Eman El-Assi's video came three days after Egyptian actor Karim Kassem also shared his COVID-19 experience on Instagram
With the number of infections growing, in the past weeks the Egyptian arts field has reported a number of cases of the virus.
In early June, singer Nehal Nabil revealed that she and her mother have been infected.
Famous Egyptian actress Ragaa El-Giddawy (aged 81) is also infected and her condition required that she be moved to the ICU at Abou Khalifa quarantine hospital last week after she suffered complications from the virus. The latest reports reveal that El-Giddawy is still in the ICU on respiratory support.
Egypt reported on Monday 1,365 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 35,444, the health ministry said. The ministry also recorded 34 fatalities, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 1,271.
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